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Ethical issues in the Big Data Era: Epistemological, ontological dimensions, and response modalities in health research


                                                      Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

                                                                       Room  G103                                                                

                                                               Presentation in French

                                                            Bilingual discussion period


Emilie Dionne

Emilie Dionne is an academic research associate at St. Mary’s Research Centre. She has a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University, Toronto. Her fields of expertise include primary health care, critical qualitative methodology, postcolonial and feminist critical epistemologies, relational autonomy, the Ethics of Care and the intersectionality of social and health issues. Her current research projects are mixed-method evaluation of a participatory intervention in primary health care that aims to improve access to care for socially vulnerable people; the transition of care for children, adolescents, young adults with complex health needs and their families; feminist approaches to the new materialism and the elaboration of an Ethics of Care of the new materialism. 

Émilie Dionne, PhD, St. Mary's Research Center & McGill University

The proliferation of innovations in information and communication technologies (ICTs) brings exciting, frightening and urgent reflections needed to ensure an ethical and sustainable deployment of these tools. On behalf of both the urgency of issues, including health, the possibilities they inspire and their proliferation in all fields of human society, these ethical considerations, however necessary on ICTs, are regularly relegated to the rank of the answer or of the reaction.This is particularly the case that ICTs are created and deployed at the heart of our societies and human processes often long before it was possible to circumscribe and consider all the issues they pose, and how to respond to them.



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